P.L. 2015, c.
(Effective August 10, 2015)

The Law effectively, “…Reduces number of voters for whom person can serve as messenger; limits to three number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by bearer; modifies conviction standard under vote by mail law”


Candidates will no longer be required to file a duplicate copy of any campaign report with the county clerk. For the purpose of providing public access to all campaign reports required to be reported with the Commission, please visit

Return of Voted Mail-in Ballots

Effective August 10, 2015, P.L. 2015, Chapter 84, amended that portion of N.J.S.A., Title 19 concerning the return of voted mail-in ballots by “bearers.” While previously there was no limit on the number of mail-in ballots that a bearer could mail or return to the Board of Elections on behalf of other voters, the new law limits to three (3) the number of qualified voters that a person may serve as a bearer for in an election. N.J.S.A. 19:63-16(d)(3).

In addition to the limit of three (3) voters for whom a person may serve as an authorized bearer,whenever a person delivers a ballot to the County Board of Elections, that person is now required to “provide proof of the person’s identity in the form of a New Jersey driver’s license, or another form of identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the State, or any of its subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person.” N.J.S.A. 19:63-16(d)(2).